Pearson: Couture ‘not on my level’
Ross Pearson is scheduled to fight Ryan Couture at this Saturday’s UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Stockholm, Sweden. The british lightweight veteran recently spoke to MMAFighting and discussed why he felt a victory was certain:
“I definitely feel he’s going to come in prepared, I definitely think it’s going to be the best Ryan Couture we’ve seen, but no, I don’t think he’s on my level,” he said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I don’t think he’s fought the level of competition I’ve fought. I don’t think he’s been fighting UFC-caliber guys forever, really, so no, I don’t think he’s on my level. If things go to plan he won’t last very long in there with me.
“I’m not taking him lightly,” he continued. “I’m not overlooking anything. I’m preparing for a tough fight. I know Ryan’s durable. I know Ryan can take a shot, and I know Ryan’s game. So he brings some threats to the table. I just got to be on my A-game, sharp, strong. Knowing how powerful I hit and how fit and strong I am and letting him know how much I want to fight. I’ve got to own this fight and I’ve got to perform well, show him what the UFC is all about.”